Now, the White House and other homosexual activists, including those at the Washington Post, have bullied him to withdraw from giving the high profile prayer.
He has graciously done so.
Why did the White House suddenly eliminate him from their program?
They said they wanted someone whose beliefs "reflect this administration's vision of inclusion and acceptance."
The White House action reflects anything but inclusion and acceptance.
Here's why they eliminated the pastor from the program.
The inaugural committee said, "We were not aware of Pastor Giglio's comments at the time of his selection and they don't reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this Inaugural."
And what are "the comments?"
Here's what the President will not tolerate. The comments were delivered in a sermon by Pastor Giglio:
"If you want to hear God's voice, that is his voice to this issue of homosexuality. It is not ambiguous and unclear. It is very clear. If you look at the counsel of the word of God, Old Testament, New Testament, you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle. . . . is not just a sexual preference, homosexuality is not gay, but homosexuality is sin. It is sin in the eyes of God, and it is sin according to the word of God."
The Christian Post has published an article asking, "New Era of Religious Intolerance In America?"
Anyone holding biblical beliefs regarding homosexuality are not tolerated and are being pushed out of the public square, ironically under the guise of "tolerance" and "inclusion."
Albert Moher, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said, "If you are a Christian, get ready for the question you will undoubtedly face: 'Do you now, or have you ever believed that homosexuality is a sin?'" He says there is "nowhere to hide."
John Piper, a nationally known pastor and bestselling author said, "When Louie Giglio is called an 'unrepentant bigot' the word morphs from truth into a tantrum."
Piper was referring to this article in the Washington Post.
Please take a moment and read it. It is a catechism on Obama's new era of intolerance toward biblical Christianity.
Russell Moore, a Southern Baptist theologian, put it this way, "When it is now impossible for one who holds to the catholic [universal church] Christian view of marriage and the gospel to pray at a public event, we now have a de facto established state church.
"Just as the pre-constitutional Anglican and congregational churches required a license to preach in order to exclude Baptists, the new state church requires a 'license' of embracing sexual liberation in all its forms."
The Obama Inauguration is indeed an inauguration of a new era of intolerance and exclusion of those who practice biblical Christianity.
God help us.